Contact: Sam Fettig
(St. Paul) – March 3, 2023 – On Monday, March 6, 2023, nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association will share the results of a new survey analyzing why more than 2,400 MNA nurses left bedside care positions last year. In addition to the results of the survey, based on responses from nearly 500 nurses, nurses will also share their own stories about why they left bedside care.
The new report – “Why We Left: 2023 Nursing Workforce Report” – follows a similar survey conducted and published last year by MNA. The survey focuses on why nurses left their nursing job, what they are doing now, and what would need to change to bring nurses back to the bedside in Minnesota.
The new report comes as Minnesota nurses are pushing to solve the crisis of short-staffing, retention, and patient care in Minnesota hospitals with the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act. This bill would establish committees at Minnesota hospitals to set safe staffing levels, including a limit on the number of patients that any one nurse should safely care for to ensure patients receive the care they expect and deserve.
- WHEN: Monday, March 6, 1:15 p.m.
- WHERE: Minnesota State Capitol, Conference Room 316 (Third Floor)
- WHO: Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association
- WHAT: Report release and roundtable discussion on why nurses are leaving the bedside
- WHY: Because nurses and patients need action to solve the understaffing and retention crisis